Myths About Acne

By Aniela M / February 21, 2009

Myths about acne? We're here to debunk them once and for all! When it comes to your skin, it is very important to take care of it as well as use the right products. But when it comes to acne on your skin, it seems like no matter what you try, those pesky pimples just won't go away. And what's worse is that we try to do everything by the book: no greasy foods, no makeup, etc. But are those things actually helping in getting rid of your acne? Here is a list of some of the most common acne myths.

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Eating Greasy Foods Will Cause Acne

A new research study has found that this is not the case. Sure, stuffing your face with greasy pizza on a day-to-day basis isn't the best idea, but for the most part, food does not cause your acne. Of course, it differs from person to person since everyone has a differection reaction to food. Still, try staying away from greasy foods either way.

Staying in the Sun Will Cause Your Pimples to Dry Up

Although this is true, over-exposure to the sun is a big no-no as you may already know. Doctors recommend 15 minutes of sunlight a day and no more. So don't try using the sun as an anti-acne agent – it won't work.

You'll Be Acne Free by the Time You're 30

Depending on your body, your acne may not necessarily go away by the time you're 30, 40 or even 50. Some people still carry on with their teenage acne well into retirement, so don't think you're home free when you hit the big 3-0.

Your Acne Is Caused by Poor Grooming

Most people believe that acne is caused by dirty, unkempt skin, but this is not the case. Just because  someone has acne, does not mean they have poor hygiene. If you suffer from acne, it is a good idea to use an acne treatment face wash, toner, and moisturizer that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

Scrubbing Vigurously Will Get Rid of Acne

Extreme scrubbing and exfoliation of the skin, will actually cause more acne to appear since you're ripping and breaking the delicate skin. Use products that are acne targeted, and slow down on the scrubbing – it will only make matters worse.

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patsy
11 years ago

I dont break out much but when i do my acne leaves scars behind what can i do so it wont do that?????